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Lower Lode Inn

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A Traditional Public House dating back to the 15th Century, The Lower Lode Inn is set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Severn, a stones throw from the historic town of Tewkesbury, which is also accessible by our historic foot ferry. The Inn offers a riverside beer garden with extensive garden seating, also a games room with pool table and jukebox. Serving fine locally sourced home cooked fayre and Camra accredited real ales, this family run traditional pub has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Breakfasts and a Sunday carvery are available by pre-booking at the bar. ACCOMMODATION We offer a range of accommodation, including five en-suite guest rooms, in which we can accommodate families, couples or single occupancy. Pets are very welcome. The rooms offer all essentials required for a comfortable and relaxed stay. CAMPING AND CARAVAN SITE Our lawned riverside camping and caravan site is an ideal place for a short break, with electric hookups, elsan disposal, drinking water and shower unit/24hr toilets within the main pub building. There are also outdoor basic mobile shower and toilet units which are opened within the campsite during busy periods. BOAT MOORINGS Moorings are available along the Inn's river frontage, with narrow boat space (limited availability), smaller and public mooring spaces available. Boats up to 30ft accepted. FREE ACTIVITIES Free activities for guests can be enjoyed on site including fishing, subject to licensing (permits available from the pub) and dingy/canoe launch from the slipway. OTHER The Inn has a a purpose built function room and 2am music license (midnight for live music, 2am for recorded music). It is a popular summer venue for special events such as weddings, birthday parties and vehicle rallies, mostly held at weekends, while Monday to Friday the site is usually very quiet. Please contact management for updates/details. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Set between the Malvern and Cotswold Hills, we offer a great base for exploring some of the UK's most charming villages and the stunning river-valley countryside of the Severn Vale. We are within easy reach of Upton upon Severn and the provincial towns of Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester and Worcester and for those in the area on business, there is easy motorway access to M50/M5.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
Full view
37Car recommended
Grade: 37 out of 100
91Restaurantswithin 5 miles
20Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Bit difficult to find but worth it, stopped while out for a drive the bar staff very friendly and welcoming, the food was nice (bar meal) and two baguettes with chips and a pint and half for £20. They welcome dogs in the bar all in all a good place to visit. I expect very busy
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Had a superb pint of Clavell & Hind / Blunder Buss Pale Ale at this out of the way atmospheric inn. Beer in top notch condition. I have had this beer at numerous other pubs, including at the Brewery, itself and this is by far the best. Inn comes complete with Bassett Hounds &
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I’ve just returned from a very relaxing overnight stay at this lovely location. Being located next to the river it is extremely tranquil. The landlady and staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was cosy with a nice view over the river. Lovely towels and toiletries were
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Stayed here for a wedding. It is a very old building so has quirky corridor with uneven floors but all totally in character. Added to it's charm. Comfortable bed and good enough bathroom facilities. Large tv on wall at end of bed. Wifi was not good, despite there being a wifi
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Called in for drinks and dinner during our annual VW meet up, food and beers all good, place is a little run down and would benefit from a bit of sprucing up otherwise a nice place to visit. The camping area is next to the pub and is well kept but don't go if there's been a lot
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Response from Samantha S, Owner at Lower Lode Inn
Responded 4 Oct 2018
Dear Neil, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences online and for drawing our attention to your concerns, we’re glad that you appreciate our picturesque riverside location, as well as our food and drinks. We always welcome feedback from our customers and appreciate your comments, yet feel it is important to draw attention to the fact we are a small, family run business and that while we make every effort within our means to stay astride of general upkeep (which can be very demanding during the warmer months of the year as we can experience very high levels of daily foot fall), we do not have the same resources to draw from that large brewery run pubs do. We do however, always endeavour to put our valued customers first and we are delighted to have many who return to visit us year after year, in addition to our local regular customers, and it is always a pleasure for us to welcome them. Many customers appreciate the relaxed and friendly ‘old wordly’ charm that we offer. We undertake our general maintenance and improvements during the winter quiet season and each year we have to decide which aspects will be invested in…as you can imagine, with many pubs closing around the country each week, it is a challenge to remain a viable business. Our riverside caravan and camping area is officially open from the beginning of May until the end of September, as flooding is more likely to occur during the winter months. However, booking in advance is advisable so that we can pass on information regarding any likely disruption due to flooding.
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Beautiful view from our window (Room 5)
i beleve they tart at 12 and go on for most of day we hs eveing meal wich was very nice they staff there are excellent
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Hi Kevin. Correctly so it is single track but we have lots of caravans and caravans using the road regularly. There are passing places. At this time of year not a busy road. Lorries make all our deliveries via this same route also without issue. We offer motor home stop over during winter months. Our site opens again Easter. Hope this helps Kind regards Sam
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"River view would be great"
"Always book in advance"
"Larger family room sleeping 5/6 available."
"Our room overlooked the river."
"Pick family room with your kiddies as great to have you all together including the family dog."
US$76 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandForthampton
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